By NeverBored Studios
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The classic card game, clean and simple.
VIDEO DEMO at support site (http://gethearts.com/)
FOR OPTIONS: From drop down menu "Hearts Cards" (top left of monitor screen), choose item called "Preferences...".
• Multiple variations of rules.
• Easy to use for both experts and beginners.
• Full animation and sound effects.
• Intelligent computer players.
What's New in Version 1.1
• Computer players feature smarter artificial intelligence.
• More game options including rule variations and game speed.
Hearts Cards 1.1
This is a smooth, easy to play version of Hearts. Rather than repeat the comments of other users with whom I agree, I find one serious weakness that is common in computer Hearts games: The computer players typically dump high hearts before they have been split. This makes it all too easy to shoot the moon with a hand that should never succeed. I'm the only player who will bite the bullet and deliberately take four hearts in order to block another player from taking all the hearts and the queen of spades. Sometimes I just don't have the hearts to do this and the other players don't even try.
It's easy to use and has nice graphics. There are two negatives, however. One is that when one player reaches 100 (and the game is over) the only option is to continue (or do a review!); there's no button to press to click "quit." The second issue is that the other "players" seem surprisingly clueless when this player is trying to "shoot the moon," making it all to easy to do so. I probably succeed twice in every 100-point game, in situations where even a pretty thick human would catch on. All that being said, it's still fun, and I do use it often to take a quick break.
A very disappointing hearts game especially compared to the Windows version. The program has an incorrect algorithm for dealing cards so that a large proportion of the hands are dealt with a 4-3-3-3 distribution as compared to random chance. In addition the program has no card counting ability. When it had the lead and the six of spades and the queen was the only other outstanding spade, it didn't lead the six. Further, flushing the queen is the basic strategy of all hearts players as it minimizes your chance of winding up with the queen. Only this program doesn't play flush the queen. After figuring out it's quirks like lead high, then low which works with centralized distribution, I found this game very boring, and now my $.99 goes flush down the trash bin.